Financial Specialist III

University of Idaho   Hagerman, ID   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on January 25, 2023
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Posting Number SP003758P
Position Title Financial Specialist III
Location University of Idaho - Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station
Division/College University Research (Div)
Department Aquaculture
FLSA Status Overtime Eligible
Employee Category Classified
Pay Range $47,944 annually or higher depending on experience and education
Type of Appointment Fiscal Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Position Overview
Responsible for providing complex technical support for daily financial operations by performing a variety of tasks following policies and procedures. In addition to processing a variety of financial transactions and maintaining records, the position compiles data and generates routine and ad hoc financial reports.

Duties may include:

  • Purchasing identified goods and services
  • Submitting invoices and receipts for payment
  • Accepting and recording payments
  • Reconciling purchasing card statements
  • Processing travel claims and reimbursements
  • Tracking transactions through completion in the centralized financial system
  • Filing and maintaining unit-level finance documents
  • Originating personnel actions and processing corrections to pay in the centralized financial system
  • Developing, compiling, and summarizing data for routine reports and ad hoc financial management reports
  • Researching and correcting discrepancies or errors
  • Providing assistance to departments on questions related to invoices, receipts, financial reports and other transactions
  • Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations for management decision making
  • Serving as departmental grant administrator, assisting principal investigator with pre- and post-award financial activities. May participate in budget development and compilation and submission of proposals and project reports
  • Other duties as assigned


Unit Overview
The Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) is an interdisciplinary entity at the University of Idaho designed to provide a focus for aquaculture and related fisheries research by faculty throughout the University. ARI works closely with the commercial sector, as well as with federal, state, and tribal agencies, having formal collaborative partnerships with the US Department of Agriculture and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Research involves fish rearing studies but also basic research into the molecular, cellular, and organismal regulation of phenotypic responses to environment, diet and pathogens. ARI scientists use modern techniques and technology, such as next-gen sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics, to address research questions.
Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain
Internal Posting?  
Position Qualifications
Required Experience
    • Three years providing financial processing support within an electronic finance system
    • Using spreadsheet software to compile, summarize, analyze, and report on financial data
    • Interpreting and applying financial stewardship policies, procedures, rules and regulations


Required Education
    • High School Diploma or equivalent


Required Licensures, Certifications or other  
Additional Preferred
    • Experience analyzing information, identifying problems, defining alternatives, and developing recommendations for management/administrators.
    • Familiarity with accounting and financial management principles
    • Familiarity with grant administration and budget development
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality while managing highly sensitive documents and information



Physical Requirements  
Working Conditions  
Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application
Posting Information
Posting Date 01/24/2023
Closing Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Preferential review of applicants will begin on February 7, 2023. Please address each required qualification in your Letter of Qualification.
Applicant Resources
Background Check Statement
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EEO Statement
The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.
Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Qualification

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